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Creativity Quotations

Creativity is the single most important attribute to poetry and other writings besides grammar. It allows writers to express themselves in unique and interesting ways. However, as of late it seems like it is harder to come by. Often times we see movie scripts similar to others, books written plainly, and newspaper articles taken almost word for word from somewhere else. Creativity is a dying breed. Nonetheless, that only makes it even more important. So let's do something about it. Let's put creativity ahead of us and look it in the eyes and say, "Come here, baby!"

These creativity quotes by writers are about what it means and how it is created.

Creativity is work that goes some place: it is sustained effort toward an ideal.
Michael Drury
I have written this Poem from immediate Dictation, twelve or sometimes twenty or thirty lines at a time, without Premeditation and even against my Will; the Time it has taken in writing was thus render'd Non Existent, and an immense Poem Exists which seems to be the Labor of a long life, all produc'd without Labor or Study.
William Blake
My counsel is, to force nothing, and rather to trifle and sleep away all unproductive days and hours, than on such days to compose something that will afterwards give no pleasure.
If you have a great work in your head, nothing else thrives near it; all other thoughts are repelled, and the pleasure of life itself is for the time lost.
True creativity is characterized by a succession of acts each dependent on the one before and suggesting the one after.
Edwin H. Land
The best work is done with the heart breaking, or overflowing.
Mignon McLaughlin
Poets deal largely in simile and metaphor, those seemingly unlikely verbal analogies that can express a truth deeper than the words themselves. Paradigm shifts that spark scientific revolutions start with someone making a connection between ideas that the intellectual establishment supposes to be unrelated. Of course, creativity is not just making any old unlikely analogy. The trick lies in recognizing just the right analogy out of the multitude of potential analogies. How the mind does that is the true mystery.
William Pounstone
After you have pumped your brains for thoughts and verses, there is a better poetry hinted in whistling a tune on your walk.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The freedom to make mistakes provides the best environment for creativity.
In order to creat there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?
Igor Stravinsky
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